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Celebrating Independence!

Growing up I couldn’t wait for summer.  Summer meant school was out and I could have nothing but fun all day!  I didn’t have to go to bed early, do homework or stick to any kind of schedule, and I … Continue reading

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MyCareer@VA

The mission of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is to fulfill President Lincoln’s promise, “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan.”  They do this by serving and … Continue reading

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Culture shock!

“Our own culture is to us like the air we breathe, while another culture is like water – and it takes special skills to be able to survive in both elements.” ~ Geert Hofstede Linda Gibson was our speaker for … Continue reading

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HIMSS15…..A party with a purpose!

WOW!  HIMSS15 was a remarkable experience for all attendees, especially our Veteran Career Services guests.  During our March webinar, we discussed what to expect from a HIMSS conference and suggestions on outlining each day.  On our April call we outlined … Continue reading

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What Direction is the Wind blowing?

On April 12 in Chicago, a.k.a “The Windy City,” the wind will be blowing in the direction of The McCormick Place Convention Center for our HIMSS15 annual conference.  Have you ever visited Chicago or attended a HIMSS conference?  If not, … Continue reading

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Health IT Careers; In Demand Now

The Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) has projected the growth rate of healthcare occupations will increase by 21 percent over the next five years.  The health IT industry will be looking to fill thousands of new positions.  For veterans, … Continue reading

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Next Chapter…

Growing up a military dependent forced me to move from one place to another.  In the beginning, I hated the moves.  It was difficult to leave my comfort zone, friends and everything that was normal to me behind.   The moving … Continue reading

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What will you bring to the organization?

You have gotten through the holidays and you’re a month into 2015.  Your retirement or separation date is fast approaching; it will be here before you know it.  Have you reviewed and updated your “to-do” list?  What are your next … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Giving is Alive Within Our HIMSS Chapters

On 11 November 2013, the HIMSS Veterans Career Services (VCS) initiative launched with a mission to assist our veteran, transitioning military service member, and military spouse population gain access to professional development and career support resources to prepare for jobs … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions

It’s the holiday season and another year has flown by.  It’s the time we spend with family and friends enjoying love and laughter.  What about you?  What have you learned this year?  What will you do differently next year? Each … Continue reading

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